Local Market Update for January:
January MLS Indicators:
Residential Resale Report:https://www.abor.com/news_media/statistics/reports/MonthlyIndicators/2011/MarketReports/Jan11.pdf
Housing Supply Overview: https://www.abor.com/news_media/statistics/reports/MonthlyIndicators/2011/HousingSupply/Jan11.pdf
Austin MLS Housing Activity from RECON (click on tabs on top to see Monthly, Annual and Price Distribution thru 2010):
MLS Housing Activity from RECON (click on tabs on left to see Current Trends, MLS Areas & Housing Affordability):
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Austin Gas Prices Up 2 cents, Near $3:
Austin may Pay for Rail Study:
Austin Area Foreclosure Rises 6% in Quarter 1:
Austin Home Prices up 4.1%:
Job Growth Expected to Expected to Improve Market:
Employment and Unemployment for Travis County :
Employment and Unemployment for Williamson County :
State by State Employment: Texas Ranked #1: The following database contains the latest nonfarm employment figures for all 50 states and the District of Columbia , as of December 2010. All figures are seasonally adjusted. Each state is listed with its latest job total, along with its changes during the past month and past year.
US Unemployment Rate Falls to 9%:
Home Affordability Returns to Pre-Bubble Levels:
Mineral Interest and How they Affect a Transaction:
Real Estate Agents, Got a Rental?:
Rates for 30-year home loan climb higher than 5 percent/Timing coincides with better job security, economic confidence:
Cash Buyers Lifting Houses:
Is Seller Financing a Thing of the Past?:
Long Road to Housing Reform:
FICOs and FHA: Two Big Lenders Loosen Up:
Six Steps to Boost Your Credit Rating:
Home Owners Choose Shorter Mortgages:
Texas Foreclosures Jump 22% in January:
A Changed Market Short Sales & REOs:
Buying A Home After Foreclosure or Short Sale | Wait Time To Buy Again After Short Sale:
BEXAR COUNTY FORECLOSURE POSTINGS UP
ADDISON (Foreclosure Listing Service) – Quarterly foreclosure posting activity in Bexar County topped 4,300 for the fifth time in this foreclosure cycle, according to the latest report from Foreclosure Listing Service.
“From January through the upcoming foreclosure auction on March 1, 4,330 postings have been filed threatening properties in Bexar County with foreclosure," said FLS President George Roddy Sr. in the report.
That's about even with first quarter 2010, which had 4,346 postings, but it's up 1 percent from fourth quarter 2010, which had 4,268 postings.
Foreclosure posting activity in first quarter 2011 in Bexar County was 105 percent higher than it was eight years ago when FLS began tracking foreclosure activity there.
Here's how other areas tracked by FLS compared:
CANYONS ON LAKE TRAVIS UNDERWAY:
AUSTIN (Austin Business Journal) – Partners in Building LP has acquired 121 acres near Lakeway that will be developed into a new residential project.
The gated community, dubbed the Canyons on Lake Travis , is expected to contain 57 homes, each on about one acre. The acreage was purchased at auction in November through Norwood Homes Inc.
Homes will be built to suit starting in the high $400,000s. Efforts are currently underway on landscaping, front gate features and common areas.
% Change from
% Change from
|4,186||up 6%||up 5%|
|2,245||up 7%||up 3%|
|1,310||up 4%||up 4%|
|437||up 6%||up 22%|
|194||down 2%||down 1%|
|367||up 18%||down 7%|
|592||up 7%||up 5%|
|4,330||no change||up 1%|
|296||up 2%||down 3%|
|258||down 8%||up 2%|